Rust en Vrede
Rust en Vrede's single vineyard of Syrah (Block 7, which produces the highest quality Syrah on the estate) was planted in 1998.
Intense ruby. Floral notes extend to upfront black and red fruit aromas that are well supported by savoury and salty hints of dark chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg spice. The palate is fruit forward with flavours of strawberries, cherries and mocha which bring this wine together well. The wine has an extended finish with soft mouth-coating tannins.
TIME IN OAK
Early bud break and very dry conditions in the months following resulted in irrigation management being used. This led to a short and challenging harvest. Harvest volume was normal, up by 0.8%. The 2015 vintage is well structured with a lighter body and linear fruit expression.
Harvested on three days in late February and early March. After 20 days’ maceration, malolactic fermentation took place in 100% French oak with 50% 500L new medium toast barrels, where it then matured for 18 months.
Greg Sherwood MW: 94 pts
Tim Atkin MW: 93 pts
Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.
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